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Strategy Without Design The Silent Efficacy of Indirect Action

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ISBN-10: 0521895502

ISBN-13: 9780521895507

Edition: 2009

Authors: Robert C. H. Chia, Robin Holt

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List price: $145.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/8/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 260
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Reaching for the ground
The dangers of deliberate planning
Take care of the pennies�: strategy from the 'bottom up'
Strategy through self-cultivation
The limits of designed strategic intervention
The word is not nice
Rediscovering strategy without design
Spontaneous order: the roots of strategy emergence
Heraclitus, Lao Tzu and the ever-changing world order
The Scottish Enlightenment
Bastiat and the seen/unseen orders
Carl Menger and the phenomenon of money
Friedrich Hayek and 'spontaneous order'
Open source
Complexity, emergence and self-organization
Economic agency and steps to ecological awareness
The observer and the observed
Agency and methodological individualism
Entitative thinking and the 'fallacy of misplaced concreteness'
Economic agency
The dangers of decontextualized thinking
The credit crisis, 2008
The case of UBS
Towards 'system wisdom'
Reconceptualizing agency, self-interest and purposive action
Human agency revisited
True and false individualism
Forms of knowledge: episteme, technē and phronesis
From purposeful to purposive action
The 'practice turn' in strategy research
Henri Bergson and intuition
Duration, process and creativity
Process and practice in strategy research
Weak individualism and the primacy of social practices
The practice turn and the documenting of strategy-in-practice
Building and dwelling: two ways of understanding strategy
Building and dwelling
Engaging with the world
Dwelling and the Gothic sensibility
Heidegger revisited
Expressing thought
Strategy as 'wayfinding'
Strategic positioning and navigation
Knowing as we go: mapping, map-making and map-using
The Phillips machine
The active nature of perception
Graeme Obree: the case of a bricoleur
Wayfinding the Google way
The silent efficacy of indirect action
Direct and indirect approaches to strategy
The downsides of spectacular strategic interventions
Mētis as spontaneous indirect action
The strategy of indirectness
Towards a strategic blandness
Epilogue: Negative capability